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Fighting with spouse may be good for you

January 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study shows fighting with your spouse may actually be good for you.The University of Michigan study tracked 192 American couples for 17 years. It found those couples who suppressed their anger had a mortality rate twice as high as those in which at least one partner who stood up for themselves.

Previous studies have shown that suppressing anger increases stress-related illnesses like heart disease and high blood pressure.

The study appears in the January edition of the Journal of Family Communication.